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From page 9...
... Since then, however, its growth has been rapid. The three largest operators – Flexcar, Zipcar and City CarShare – provide service in metropolitan regions from Seattle to Washington, DC.
From page 10...
... This competitive nature has important implications for this research, because much of the detailed information on member characteristics, technology and operational performance is considered proprietary by car-sharing operators. Partly for this reason, and partly because operators are far ahead of public agencies and other partners on the car-sharing learning curve, this report does not attempt to provide a detailed manual on how to start up and operate car-sharing services.1 Instead, the study focuses on the role of partner organizations – transit agencies, local governments, regional planning agencies, employers and businesses, developers, universities and others with an interest in promoting the development of car-sharing.
From page 11...
... There is a particularly strong relationship with vehicle ownership, suggesting that the availability of alternatives to the private car is key for the success of a car-sharing location. • Chapter 4, Impacts of Car-Sharing, confirms previous studies that car-sharing has a substantial impact in reducing members' vehicle ownership and travel, and reducing household transportation costs.
From page 12...
... It also analyzes different models for how car-sharing services can be established and provides guidance on how partners can bring car-sharing to their own communities. • Appendices include an annotated bibliography; a list of partner organizations surveyed and interviewed; survey instruments; and sample documents such as RFPs and zoning ordinances related to car-sharing.
From page 13...
... Paper presented at Transportation Research Board 83rd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 11-15, 2004. City CarShare (2005)

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